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Blueberry ‘Patriot’

‘Patriot’ Blueberry is remarkable for northern climates and is disease resistant. It produces delicious berries for pies, jams, preserves, muffins, and desserts. It is lovely used as an ornamental bush and is well-loved by wildlife. The flowers arrive in spring, providing nectar for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, while birds and other wildlife eat the fruit that follows. ‘Patriot’ Blueberry offers seasonal interest with beautiful shades of red in fall and winter.

  • Non-GMO
  • Cold hardy
  • Disease Resistant
  • Excellent for containers and edible landscape

How to Plant in a Container:

Patriot blueberry plants may be planted in a container. We recommend using a 3 gallon container to provide a nice root structure for the plant while being sturdy enough to withstand winds. We also recommend adding a bit of peat moss to the soil. The plant can last its lifetime in a pot. Be sure not to over water the plant as this can lead to root rot.

Plant Details +

Botanical Vaccinium corymbosum 'Patriot'
Cultivator Type Highbush
Common Name Blueberry 'Patriot'
Family Ericaceae
Height 4-6'
Spacing 5-8'
Hardiness Zones 3-7
Exposure Full sun to part shade
Foliage Dark green
Fruit Blue
Harvest Early Summer

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Prepare the ground well before planting. Blueberries prefer an acid soil. In alkaline soil, add ammonium sulfate for best results. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Be careful not to plant too deeply. Add generous amounts of peat but no fertilizer when planting. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Plant early in spring, spaced 4' apart in rows 10' apart. Water thoroughly. Blueberries can also be grown in large pots and containers if compost is used.

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. You can protect fruit from birds with netting.